KISSIMMEE, Fla., September 30, 2013 – Kissimmee Utility Authority invites students to use the power of art to promote energy conservation in the utility’s 20th annual calendar art contest.
The annual talent hunt is open to Osceola County students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 5, including public, private and homeschooled students.
Students are asked to use crayons, markers, paints or computer-generated graphics to depict an energy conservation message in their entry. A panel of local judges will select the twelve best entries – one for each calendar month – which will be featured in the utility’s 2014 full-color wall calendar.
Each student who submits an entry will be honored with a letter of appreciation, a copy of the calendar and a chance to win one of 20 family annual passes to Gatorland, in honor of the 20th year of the contest.
The twelve winning students will have their artwork featured in the 2014 calendar and receive a $100 cash prize. A grand winner, selected from the 12 winning students, will have his/her name and artwork affixed to a KUA vehicle for one year and be featured on the calendar cover.
To further encourage participation, the grand winner’s school will receive $500 in art supplies, and the school with the most total entries in the contest will receive $250 in art supplies.
The official entry form and contest details are available on the utility’s website at www.kua.com/calendar.
Completed entries must be received at KUA offices, located at 1701 W. Carroll St. in Kissimmee, by Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.
Founded in 1901, KUA (http://kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility powering 64,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.
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Chris M. Gent